Participants of the CIO Congress at Innopolis University will discuss a new role of IT directors in digital economy

On September 30 and October 1, 2016, the Russian IT University will welcome IT leaders of domestic companies for the first time. The congress will be devoted to the following key topics: Future Technologies, Innovation Management and Uptrends in IT.

Participants of the CIO Congress at Innopolis University will discuss a new role of IT directors in digital economy

Development of information technology that is applied in every modern company is one of the reasons why leadership has to follow current trends. Workshops and lectures of the CIO Congress Dolina Technologiy (Technology Valley) will be devoted to designing of IT strategies, automation of production enterprises, innovations and new technologies. Besides, participants will discuss the top issues addressed by enterprise leadership regarding cyber security, application of neuron networks and Big Data and other topics. 

Among the speakers are: Sergey Gorshenin (Rostec), Mikhail Sverdlov (Ural Bank of Reconstruction and Development), Alexey Lukatsky (Cisco), Sergey Trushkin (Russian School of Management), Artem Golovaty (Kamaz), Maxim Bobylev (Hoff), Maxim Dubkov (AkBars Bank), Elena Lutsenko (, Alexey Kolokolov (Institute of Business Analytics), Alexander Mikhailov (IT Management Consulting), Valery Domashenko (Valery Domashenko Bloggers’ School) etc.

Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science of Innopolis University Giancarlo Succi will be among the experts at the plenary meeting focused on the topic “IT Director of the Future: How to Transform Yourself in the Era of Automation and Digitalization”. Director of the Institute of Robotics Nikolaos Mavridis will tell about technologies of the future while the Head of the Machine Learning and Knowledge Representation Lab Adil Khan will give a talk on the IT system as a digital platform.

“IT Directors used to be a part of technical support personnel. Their role was duly appreciated only in (some) IT companies. Today organizations are interested in IT Directors who understand how to enable proper functioning of internal services and how to establish connection with the external ones. Thus, modern IT Directors lead  subdivisions helping both to save and earn money. They are particularly in-demand in the bank sphere that use IT services based on new ideas like blockchain technology which results in the growing importance of such professionals”, — commented Rector of Innopolis University Alexander Tormasov.

Over 200 IT Directors from Russia and abroad are expected to attend the Congress. The program of the event is available on the official web site .

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